Picture Book Review: Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm by Jonathan London +GIVEAWAY!


Title: Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm
Author: Jonathan London
Illustrator: Andrew Joyner



This book is so cute! Just stinking cute.  One thing I've really gotten into since reading to kindergartners and first graders is illustrations.  I love to make them really notice the different types of illustrations there are.  This one has wonderful retro-feeling illustrations.  It almost remind me of a Little Golden Book! This type of illustrating just makes the book stand out, and it allows the story to shine right along with the pictures.  I don't like when the pictures take over.
And about the story - love it.  I just love how they work out every situation to make it work for both of them.  And I love how optimistic it seems.  You expect it to be more arguing or fussing about whether things will work, but there isn't.  Instead they just figure out a way to work it out.  It's a great model for kids as they are learning to work out issues on their own.

Sooooo in short......
Very fun, sweet, kind book with perfect illustrations!

About the Author

Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. Many of his books explore nature, among them Flamingo Sunset, illustrated by Kristina Rodanas, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica, illustrated by Julie Olson. He is currently writing a middle-grade series, which started with Desolation Canyon, illustrated by his son Sean London. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more online at www.jonathan-london.net.

About the Illustrator

Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist based in South Australia. He has illustrated a number of picture books, and he wrote and illustrated a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. He has also illustrated for newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. Learn more online at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.

There’s more fun with Duck and Hippo in the free downloadable activity sheets: https://www.andrewjoyner.com.au/activities/


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1 comment

  1. This sounds like lots of fun. I love that it is so positive and optimistic. The cover is great and the style of the illustrations is awesome. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. :)
    ~Jess

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